Nokia, once India’s most popular mobile phone company has been facing competition from tons of home brewed brands of late. Giving company to these brands are the Chinese imports which seem to have found quite a following with their dirt cheap prices and their numerous functionalities.
With the launch of the Nokia C series devices in India Nokia aims to go where they have never gone before. Breaking the stereotype of traditional Nokia phones, they aim to take the company back to the top of the ladder. Let’s take a look at some of the newly launched devices.
Nokia C1 Phone
The C1 is Nokia’s offering to lure in the masses. The phone is basic and features functions like torch and Fm radio. Priced at Rs. 1800 ($40) its dirt cheap and does its job of a plain simple phone.
What sets it apart is the presence of 2 SIM card slots which makes it Nokia’s first Dual SIM phone launched here. This one’s for all who have been cribbing about Nokia’s blatant disregard for Dual SIM phones for ages.
Nokia C2 Phone
The C2 is also a Dual SIM mobile but in a slightly different range. Having better looks and features than the C1, it is priced at around Rs. 3000 ($70).
It features a camera and an SD card slot to expand storage on the device. Complete value for money.
Nokia C3 Phone
Now it might be planned but as the numbers increase on the devices so does the cost. The C3 priced at around Rs. 6500 ($150) is Nokia’s offering to the texting generation. Featuring a full QWERTY keyboard it is the cheapest device on the market to do so. Other multimedia functions are present as well.
The phone is quite a looker and is one of their best looking phones on offer. The screen features widgets for social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter so this device will always have you connected. New features include threaded SMS which threads all messages of a conversation into a single chat so that they can be all viewed together.
Nokia C5 Phone
Priced at only Rs 8000 ($180), this is possibly the cheapest smart phone available on the market. Running Symbian it is a true smart phone and not just a cheap wannabe.
The device features a 3.2 mega pixel camera and a memory expandable up to 16 GB with the help of SD cards. The Nokia C5 lets you set up to 10 e-mail accounts so you are always connected. Facebook and Twitter connectivity features as well. The phone also comes with OVI life tools which is Nokia’s flagship service to allow users to download apps, music etc directly onto their phones.
So there you go, some of Nokia’s best offerings in a long time. If you’re looking to buy a new phone, the C series from Nokia is worth checking out.